Staging Updates in AJCC 8th ed Colorectal and Selected GI Sites


Commonly encountered problems in the staging of colorectal and hepatobiliary cancers will be discussed with a focus on rationale for changes in the AJCC 8th edition and new parameters in the CAP synoptics.

Originally presented on February 6, 2018 in Park City, Utah.

Lecture Presenter

Sanjay Kakar, MD

Sanjay Kakar, MD

Professor of Anatomic Pathology; Chief, Gastrointestinal-Hepatobiliary Pathology Service; Director, Gastrointestinal-Hepatobiliary Pathology Fellowship Program
UCSF School of Medicine

Sanjay Kakar, MD, is professor of pathology, Chief of the GI-liver pathology service, and GI-liver pathology fellowship director at University of California San Francisco. After completing medical school training in India, he attended the University of Illinois in Chicago for pathology residency followed by GI-liver and molecular pathology fellowships at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He is past president of United States Gastrointestinal Pathology Society, has served on the CAP Surgical Pathology Committee and is currently a member of the CAP Cancer Committee and AJCC staging panel for colorectal and hepatobiliary cancers. His principal research interests are focused on hepatocellular adenoma, hepatocellular carcinoma and colorectal cancer.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the common pitfalls in the AJCC staging of colorectal and hepatobiliary cancers
  • Apply selected clinically significant parameters in the CAP synoptics for colorectal and hepatobiliary cancer
  • Explain the rationale for selected changes in the staging scheme of colorectal and hepatobiliary cancers in the AJCC 8th edition

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories